The presentations and conceptions of the average man of the world are formed and dominated, not by the full and pure desire for knowledge as an end in itself, but by the struggle to adapt himself favourably to the conditions of life.
Seek freedom and become captive of your desires. Seek discipline and find your liberty.
To enjoy freedom we have to control ourselves.
The intense happiness of our union is derived in a high degree from the perfect freedom with which we each follow and declare our own impressions.
The media is too concentrated, too few people own too much. There's really five companies that control 90 percent of what we read, see and hear. It's not healthy.
There's almost a fear that if you understood too deeply the way you arrived at choices, you could become self-conscious. In any case, many ideas which are full of personal meaning seem rather banal when you put words to them.
It is not knowledge, but the act of learning, not possession but the act of getting there, which grants the greatest enjoyment.
What region of the earth is not full of our calamities?
Stranger, if you passing meet me and desire to speak to me, why should you not speak to me? And why should I not speak to you?
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain but it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving.
Freedom is the will to be responsible to ourselves.
A family with the wrong members in control; that, perhaps, is as near as one can come to describing England in a phrase.
As soon as laws are necessary for men, they are no longer fit for freedom.
It was morning; through the high window I saw the pure, bright blue of the sky as it hovered cheerfully over the long roofs of the neighboring houses. It too seemed full of joy, as if it had special plans, and had put on its finest clothes for the occasion.
I love clothes. I can't control myself. I have a huge fetish for shoes and clothes and make-up. I'm the kind of person who doesn't like to wear things over and over again.
If thou wilt make a man happy, add not unto his riches but take away from his desires.
We are healed from suffering only by experiencing it to the full.
I did not start IC and Inteam to have control over my music. I had control before and after.
Grace is the beauty of form under the influence of freedom.
Art requires neither complaisance nor politeness; nothing but faith, faith and freedom.
You should never have your best trousers on when you turn out to fight for freedom and truth.
If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known, that we are at all times ready for War.
Men are so simple and yield so readily to the desires of the moment that he who will trick will always find another who will suffer to be tricked.
No greater thing is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig, I answer you that there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.
Freedom is only granted us that obedience may be more perfect.